Cotton ginning costs reduced by volume

Brandon, Hembree
March 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;3/29/2012, p10
The article discusses the results of a survey done during the 2010 season regarding ginning costs in the Mid-South and Southeast regions in the U.S. The average total variable costs across the cotton belt was 20.95 U.S. dollars per bale with an average of 31,144 bales ginned. Out of the cost, 7.04 U.S. dollars accounted for seasonal labor, 4.40 U.S. dollars for repairs and 4.33 U.S. dollars for bagging and ties. It cites a higher percentage in the Southeast followed by Mid-South and Southwest.


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